Bosch sensotronic dishwasher troubleshooting



ProblemCause/Solution
Dishes do not dryThe rinse agent dispenser may be empty. Check the rinse-aid dispenser and refill it if necessary. Dishware drying can be accelerated and enhanced by opening the dishwasher door slightly and propping it open with the top rack.
Indicator light(s) do not come onA fuse may have blown or a circuit breaker tripped. Check the fuse or circuit breaker at your fuse box/breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the breaker if necessary.
Dishwasher does not startThe dishwasher door may not be properly shut. Make certain the dishwasher door is shut and latched.
Dishwasher runs a long timeIf the dishwasher completes the cycle, but the run time seems exceptionally long, it may be due to cold incoming water. Before starting the dishwasher, open the hot water faucet at the sink nearest the dishwasher. Run the water until it runs hot, then turn off the water and start the dishwasher.
Machine cycle does not advance to rinseNOTE: The Installation Manual that came with your Bosch dishwasher will help you with the following instructions. The water supply line may be shut off. Check the water supply valve and open it if it’s shut.
White spots left on dishesMore rinse agent is needed. Go to the Adding Detergent and Rinse Agent section of this manual for instructions on increasing the amount of rinse agent dispensed.
Water not pumped from dishwasherMake certain the drain hose isn’t kinked, clogged, or improperly installed. Make certain a portion of the drain hose is at least 20 inches above the dishwasher’s enclosure floor (see the Installation Manual). Filters may be clogged. Make certain the filter system isn’t clogged (see the Care and Maintenance section of this manual). The kitchen sink drain may be clogged; you may need a plumber rather than a serviceman for the dishwasher. If an air gap is installed at sink, it may be clogged.
Detergent dispenser cover will not shutYou may not be correctly shutting the detergent dispenser cover, or a cycle was not finished and should be cancelled. Go to the Adding Detergent and Rinse Agent section of this manual for instructions on shutting the detergent dispenser cover. Go to the Operating the Dishwasher section of this manual for instructions on canceling a cycle.
Streaks on glasswareToo much rinse agent is being dispensed. Go to the Adding Detergent and Rinse Agent section of this manual for instructions on decreasing the amount of rinse agent dispensed.
Rattling noisesUtensils may not be properly arranged.
Suds in dishwasherYou may have used the wrong type of dishwashing detergent. Use only automatic dishwasher detergents.
Unsatisfactory washing results• Incorrect amount of detergent.
• Utensils incorrectly arranged or rack overloaded.
• Spray arm rotation blocked by utensils.
• Spray arm nozzles need cleaning.
• Filters not properly fitted into position.
• Unsuitable cycle selected.